4th - Pátzcuaro: Day of San Francisco de Asís (Saint Francis of Assisi). Dances of Moors and soldiers.
- Cuanajo: Day of San Francisco de Asís. Dances of Moors and soldiers. Fireworks.
- Ihuatzio: Day of San Francisco de Asís. Feast of Santo Patron (the Holy Father). Dance of Moors
and soldiers and Fireworks.
31st - Janitzio: “Kuirsi-atakua”, ceremonial hunting of ducks in preparation for the night of death.
- Jarácuaro: “Kuirsi-atakua”
- Tzintzuntzan: “Kuirsi-atakua”
1st and 2nd - Pátzcuaro: All Saints and “Dia de los Muertos”.Artesans market in the main square.
- Tzurumútaro: “Noche de Muertos” (Night of Death). In this place is a special celebration
to the remembrance of “tata” Cárdenas -the name given in this region to General.
Lazaro Cárdenas because of his importance in the agrarian movement.
- Ihuatzio: All Saints and “Noche de Muertos”. Offering from homes (flowers, candles,
food) taken to the cemetery to be received by the human souls of the deceased faithful.
- Janitzio: All Saints and “Noche de Muertos”.
- Jarácuaro: All Saints and “Noche de Muertos”. Dance competition and pirekuas.
- Tzintzuntzan: All Saints and “Noche de Muertos”. Vigil at tombs. Presentation of “don
Juan Tenorio” (A traditional theatrical play about love and death).
13th - Quiroga: Day of San Diego de Alcalá, its patron saint.
30th - Tócuaro: Day of San Andrés. Patron saint of the area.
6th - Santa Fe de la Laguna: feast of patron saint, San Nicolás de Bari. Fireworks and dances.
8th - Pátzcuaro: Day of Señora de la Salud. The most venerated of the region. Presentation of
dances, masquerades, handicrafts, band, parade, bullfights and rodeos.
- Morelia: Day of Concepción. In the Temple of the Immaculate is organized a fair., musical and
sporting events and fireworks. It lasts three months.
12th - Capula: Day of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Dance of the “güares” , and music.
16th to the 24th - Pátzcuaro: “posadas” (traditional “piñata” parties related to Christmas) in
anticipation of Christmas (This remembers the re enactment of Mary and Joseph
searching for lodging).
- Ihuatzio: Posadas and “novenario” (nine days worship until Christmas).
Presentations in the atrium of the church.
24th to the 26th - Quiroga: Chritmas. “Pastorelas” are presented in the streets of the city.
24th - Tócuaro: Christmas. “Posadas”.
- Capula: Christmas. “Pastorelas” are presented and there is music accompanied by dances.
- Uruapan: Christmas. “Pastorelas” are presented in the district of “la Magdalena”.
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